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Old 11-02-2007, 06:48 AM
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I don't throw away anything and I have a lot of leftover batting from my quilt projects. What can I do with them?
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:10 AM
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Hmmm... You can cut it up into squares and use it for the centers of rag quilt blocks. Or you can roll it up into a 'log' and make a neck pillow. Or how about pot holders (along with some reflective insulation stuff-thats the technical name :) Or make a few doll quilts ....
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When I have ends and pieces from a large batting after making a quilt here is what I do.....I make coasters, potholders and tablerunners out of the larger pieces....when I cut the backing and batting off a quilt after attaching the binding, those stringy pieces (material included) get shoved into a bag and I stuff pillows with that. I have also made two dog beds out of those.....I
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:12 AM
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Those are great ideas.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:17 AM
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At my quilt shop they save all those bit and give it to animal shelters to use as binding for wounds.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:22 AM
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I've even slipstitched two pieces of left over batting together to make one piece for a small quilt! :D
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You can also wrap hangers and cover them, to make nice Christmas gifts, and you can also make pillowforms with it! Sew two squares together on three sides, stuff it with polyfill or more pieces of batting, and then sew up the remaining side. WAY cheaper than paying for pillowforms.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:15 PM
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You could use it to make animals with if you crochet or sew them.

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hee hee, i just used some of mine up yesterday on a Christmas gift. it's a small quilted banner 5" by 16". worked perfectly! i was even able to use the backing fabric that was still rolled up with it!

it was a patchabilities pattern, if you're looking for a project.

http://patchabilities.com
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I use it to make beards and hair on my santa mice ornaments. just cut it in the shapes i want and glue it by the edges for the beard and the flat side for the hair, then i use a darning needle to fluff the hair up a bit.
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